Madagascar: Building Urban Resilience in Greater Antananarivo

Context and Objectives

The Government of Madagascar is starting the implementation of the "Integrated Urban Development and Resilience Project" (PRODUIR), which aims to enhance climate resilience and urban living conditions in the poorest and most vulnerable neighborhoods of Greater Antananarivo. PRODUIR is financed by a $75 million IDA credit, and will:

  • improve infrastructure for drainage and flood protection;
  • improve urban living conditions and livelihoods;
  • enhance resilient urban governance and disaster preparedness.

The ACP-EU NDRR Program will support the implementation of PRODUIR by providing analytics on key investments.

Main Activities

Component 1: Disaster informed urban planning and design.

Activities under this component will develop innovative urban development plans that incorporate disaster risk management. This may include plans on evacuation routes, shelters and first response centers.

Component 2: Green solutions for resilient urban development.

Activities under this component will include an assessment of the costs, benefits, and implementation considerations for the implementation of nature-based solutions in Antananarivo. An investment plan for upscaling these solutions in Antananarivo and possible other cities will be developed, and capacity building activities will be provided for central and municipal officials.

Component 3: Community-based solid waste management.

Activities under this component will develop an assessment of challenges regarding effective solid waste management. Subsequently, innovative community-based approaches will be proposed and piloted.

Component 4: Policy dialogue and donor coordination

Under this component, the project will improve donor coordination in the urban space and will maintain a policy dialogue across government counterparts.


The projects is in its conception phase.

Partnerships and Coordination

The project will be implemented with the Ministry of Land Use Planning, with National Disaster Risk Management Agencies, and with Municipal Authorities. There will be close coordination with Agence Française de Développement- and EU-funded projects.

  • Africa
Window of Action
  • Window 2
Amount approved
  • $500,000
  • $75,000,000
  • 11/2018 - 02/2020